At Bayer, you will be empowered to turn your healthcare passion and ideas into solutions to the world’s problems.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.
A growing and ageing world population requires an adequate supply of food and improved medical care. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. With life expectancy continuing to rise, we improve the quality of life for a growing population by focusing our research and development activities on preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. We are also making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.
Our goal is to create value for our customers, stockholders and employees, while also strengthening the company’s earning power. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up our purpose: Science for a better life.
The Bayer Group is managed as a life science company with three divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science, which are also our reporting segments. The Enabling Functions support the operational business. In 2021, the Bayer Group comprised 374 consolidated companies in 83 countries.
Who we are
Our success depends upon understanding and meeting the needs of the people that we serve – patients, consumers and farmers.
We bring together our people, partners and customers, placing innovation, sustainability and digital transformation at the heart of everything we do. Our products and solutions help us to deliver our vision of ‘Health for all, Hunger for none’.
We do this by:
Preventing, alleviating and treating disease
Enabling consumers to take better care of their health and wellbeing
Ensuring the work has a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant based raw materials
The way we work and live has changed, and we understand that the expectations towards a global employer has also changed. Our employer branding evolves to reflect this shift in talent expectations so that we can successfully compete for the top talent. ‘Be You, Be Bayer’ summarizes what Bayer offers all employees and our expectation in return today and in the future - you can build your career at Bayer and be you @ Bayer
Values & Culture
Our culture thrives on what we call LIFE values – Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. These four core values guide us in our daily work and mindful interactions with colleagues, stakeholders, and customers. LIFE describes a holistic mindset that helps us foster a culture emphasizing caring, collaboration, and mutual trust in a learning organization. Processes and tools for people management build on LIFE to bring our values – yes, yes, we’re going there – to life.
People in leadership roles at Bayer put their team first. They communicate shared visions and set milestones that inspire and energize. Taking on people responsibility means nurturing talent, understanding feedback as a source of growth, and to keep on learning every day.
Our people match words and actions. We act sustainably, balancing business growth with environmental and social responsibility. Our teams integrate diverse perspectives and ideas and tap talent, know-how, and skills across functions and divisions.
We value flexibility in every corner of our working culture. Our teams make customer goals their own and collaborate to create value. They are safe spaces that encourage ideas, experiments, innovation, and curiosity. Our people try new tools and technologies and drive our digital transformation.
We encourage people to take on responsibility, take swift and pragmatic action, explore more effective approaches, and empower people around them. We break down complexity to communicate with clarity and support each other when the going gets tough to reach milestones as a team.
At Bayer, we encourage an environment where everyone feels safe to open-up, give and receive authentic feedback. While validating feedback raises self-confidence, self-awareness, and enthusiasm for learning, giving – and accepting – critical feedback is a skill that requires constructive intent, a supportive environment, and a mindset that recognizes it as a learning opportunity. As a learning organization, we rely on open feedback to help us boost enthusiasm and identify things that might be slowing us down.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Our DE&I aspiration is to live a culture where everyone is valued and enabled to be the best version of themselves – For Better.
At Bayer, we are continuously in pursuit of better: better outcomes for patients, better sustainable practices for farmers, and better products for consumers. To be successful, we must live a culture that isn’t just accepting of all its people, but intentionally embraces and celebrates the diverse and unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge of our team to create impact in the communities we serve and the world.
We have established clear global commitments for gender balance throughout the Bayer Group. We want to demonstrate year-over-year progress towards increasing the number of women at all levels of management globally to 50% by 2030.
We have also defined additional commitments to further diversity at Bayer for 2025 and 2030, covering age structure, nationality, career experience, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, among others. Further aspects such as ethnic background and race are integrated into our commitments for our regional organizations.
Contributing to sustainable development is a core element of Bayer’s corporate strategy and of our core values. Guided by our mission “Health for all, Hunger for none”, we promote inclusive growth and a responsible use of resources to help people and planet thrive.